Thursday 5 August 2021

Mid Norfolk Railway ~ Bus & Coach Day

Last Sunday was the day for the Mid Norfolk Railway's Bus & Coach event supported by Konectbus

This well attended rally attracted vehicles from far and wide including three ex London double deckers. They were Park Royal bodied Leyland RTL1256 LYR 788 (new in service January 1952) AEC Regent III/ Park Royal RT780 JXC 149 (new August 1948) and RT2233 KGU 162 (a 1949 Weymann bodied AEC Regent III)

Continuing the green colour theme were two vehicles form Ipswich; the first was preserved open top MRT9P. The Roe-bodied Leyland Atlantean AN68 was new to Ipswich Buses in 1976.

The second from the Suffolk County Town was Ipswich Buses 160 SN57 DDF, a former Lothian Buses Volvo B7RLE/ Wright Eclipse Urban.

Throughout the day rides were offered to County School, Hardingham and Yaxham Stations. Two elderly vehicles in the form of Eastern Coach Works (ECW) bodied Guy Vixen MXX 317 and Duple Vista bodied Bedford OB MYB 33 were observed at County School.

Making an appearance at Hardingham was Patrick Burnsides' newly restored former Eastern Counties Bristol K5G / ECW HPW 133 of 1949 vintage.

A 'local' vehicle in attendance was Jubilee Coaches VJI 8206, a Bedford YNT /Plaxton Paramount, previously with Norfolk Coachways.

Finally a photo of former Premiere Travel's HLP 10C. An AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Harrington Grenadier coachwork, it was new to Surrey Motors in 1965.

Many thanks to 'Reg Vardy' for the many photos.


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